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The Drover's Boy single work   poetry   "They couldn't understand why the drover cried"
Issue Details: First known date: 1985... 1985 The Drover's Boy
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Down the Track Rocky Marshall (editor), Oaklands Park : Wahratta Enterprises , 1985 Z487348 1985 anthology poetry humour satire Oaklands Park : Wahratta Enterprises , 1985 pg. 34
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Australian Magazine 27-28 October 1990 Z636110 1990 newspaper issue 1990 pg. 52
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon North of the Ten Commandments : A Collection of Northern Territory Literature David Headon (editor), Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1991 Z54431 1991 anthology poetry short story prose correspondence extract

    'The writers and story-tellers included in this collection relate an important, even epic tale. They tell a story which in 1988 (white Australia's bicentennial year) rarely received attention because, while it tells of courage and love, it also focuses on killing and conquest, eccentricity and madness, and a land as hostile and murderous as it could be gentle and caring...' (Source: Preface)

    Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1991
    pg. 289-290
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse Les Murray (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1986 Z427532 1986 anthology poetry South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 pg. 270-271

Works about this Work

The Centaur and the Cyborg : Abject Becoming on the Colonial Frontier Elizabeth McMahon , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 67 no. 1-2 2007; (p. 211-225)
Bush Backers Help Bring Drover's Boy to Cinematic Life Katrina Strickland , 1998 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 27 January 1998; (p. 3)
Mates of the Outback Heather Brown , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 4 May 1996; (p. wkd 4-5)
Songlines Heather Brown , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 27-28 October 1990; (p. 48-58)
The Centaur and the Cyborg : Abject Becoming on the Colonial Frontier Elizabeth McMahon , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 67 no. 1-2 2007; (p. 211-225)
Bush Backers Help Bring Drover's Boy to Cinematic Life Katrina Strickland , 1998 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 27 January 1998; (p. 3)
Songlines Heather Brown , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 27-28 October 1990; (p. 48-58)
Mates of the Outback Heather Brown , 1996 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 4 May 1996; (p. wkd 4-5)
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